In December 2021, Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet services stopped accepting pre-orders in India

Sanjay Bhargava, the head of Starlink India, has stepped down from his role weeks after the Indian government ordered the SpaceX division to stop taking orders for the devices as it doesn’t have the license to operate in the South Asian market.

His departure comes just three months after he took the job as country director and chairman of the board of Starlink India.

Earlier today, Starlink India told customers that it will be issuing refunds to those who had pre-ordered its services, Starlink stated that the timeline for receiving licenses is not known and that the company is facing several issues with the process. Before stopping the pre-orders, Starlink had received more than 5000 pre-orders for its internet service.